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2024.02.28 Functional

Fair-Faced Concrete and Sustainability
- Open up New Possibilities of Fair-Faced Concrete -

Fair-faced concrete structures have the natural beauty that cannot be artificially designed attracting architects around the world. A fair-faced concrete finish with a unique texture and excellent aesthetic expression has widely used for world-renowned commercial buildings and residences as a popular high-end design.

However, it is easily affected by wind and rain as it does not have a protective layer.

There is also a problem such as occurrence of honeycombs and deterioration due to shoddy work, which it has troubled architectural professionals.

Under these circumstances, we newly developed two sustainable systems using super durable special coatings to solve these issues. The sustainable systems include “Fair-Faced Concrete-Look Decorative Coating System” and “Fair-Faced Concrete Protection Coating System”.

We will introduce new systems that enable the maintenance and reproduction of the aesthetic appeal of concrete buildings, contributing to creating a sustainable society for the future.

Fair-Faced Concrete-Look Sustainable Decorative Coating System
CERAMI RC-FR System

CERAMI RC-FR System is a fair-faced concrete-look sustainable decorative coating system by utilizing a unique foundation coating.

Acrylic silicone resin is used both for the mid-coat and topcoat (clear). It provides excellent weather resistance and prevents carbonation of concrete. Additionally, the full water-based system from undercoat to topcoat has low odour. It can be applied with a roller with excellent on-site workability.

This is a colouring system which completely hides the substrate. It is perfect for renovation of fair-faced concrete building requiring a large scale of repair works.

System Composition

For deteriorated fair-faced concrete, consider the sustainable CERAMI RC-FR System!

Deterioration Condition of Fair-Faced Concrete

Exposed Rebar

Cracks

Contamination / Surface Weathering

Features

  • Aesthetic Appeal & Colour Variation

    With its unique foundation technique, CERAMI RC-FR System reproduces the texture of fair-faced concrete. The fair-faced concrete colour can be selected from among 10 standard colours. For the topcoat, clear finish and translucent colour clear finish are available.

  • Easy Workability

    The mid-coat covers the existing concrete substrate. Compared to conventional clear and colour clear systems, the surface treatment is easier, leading to a shortened work period.

  • Environmentally Friendly & Safe

    The water-based material by roller application has low odour with minimal scattering. It can be safely used in various application environments.

  • Sustainable Features!

    Saving time by improving work efficiency also leads to a decrease in energy consumption. At the same time, the improvement of the working environment with safe and reliable products contributes to building a sustainable society that is friendly to both the environment and human beings.

  • Super Weather Resistance & Anti-Carbonation

    With the excellent weather resistance, the topcoat suppresses concrete deterioration caused by ultraviolet rays and acid rain, and neutralization caused by carbon dioxide gas.

  • Super Durability (optional specification)

    Super durable topcoat is also available as an optional specification.

  • Sustainable Features!

    A building with high weather resistance and durability lasts longer. The frequency of repainting decreases, and it contributes to resource conservation and waste reduction. It makes a significant contribution to a sustainable future.

Job Reference : Hyogo Prefectural Children's Hall (Japan)

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Fair-Faced Concrete Sustainable Protection Coating System
CERAMI CRETE System

CERAMI CRETE System is an environmentally friendly and sustainable system. The system maintains the natural texture of the fair-faced concrete and simultaneously achieves the protection of the concrete.

The system is comprised of newly developed water-based, penetrating, water absorption preventive primer, CERAMI CRETE PRIMER and super durable water-based acrylic silicone resin clear, or super durable, dirt resistant, water-based fluorine resin clear. CERAMI CRETE PRIMER provides water absorption preventive layer and excellent sealing effect. With excellent prevention of water absorption, permeability and weather resistance, the system prevents efflorescence, carbonation, and protects fair-faced concrete under severe conditions over a long period of time.

System Composition

Features

  • Environmentally Friendly & Safe

    The full water-based system can provide safe and environmentally friendly specification.

  • Sustainable Features!

    Using water-based paints is a sustainable initiative that contributes to the prevention of air pollution.

  • Abundant Variations

    Topcoat is available in gloss and 30% gloss. In addition, colour clear finish is also available. You can choose from a wide range of variations.

  • Super Durability & Super Weather Resistance

    The system uses water-based acrylic silicone resin or water-based fluorine resin as a topcoat, which has excellent coating performance. It prevents the deterioration of concrete by ultraviolet ray and acid rain. Therefore, it maintains the beautiful original appearance of fair-faced concrete over a long period of time.

  • Dirt Resistance

    In addition to the super durability, it also has a super dirt resistance. It maintains the beautiful appearance over a long period of time.

  • Sustainable Features!

    In order to reduce environmental impact, it is also important to extend the lifespan of buildings. By utilizing products that have a longer lifespan, we can enhance the building’s lifecycle and contribute to a sustainable future.

  • Moisture Permeability
  • Alkali Resistance
  • Water Absorption Prevention
  • Acid Resistance
  • Anti-Carbonation

Job Reference : Mont Timah (Singapore)

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Summary: New Possibilities of Fair-Faced Concrete and Sustainability

Fair-faced concrete structures, having the natural beauty, have captivated architects around the world and have been used in many famous projects. On the other hand, there are also problems such as deterioration due to the lack of a protective layer. Therefore, we developed two sustainable systems using paints to solve these issues. The new sustainable systems include “Fair-Faced Concrete-Look Decorative Coating System” and “Fair-Faced Concrete Protection Coating System”. These systems not only expand the possibilities of the fair-faced concrete, but also contribute to a sustainable future.

CERAMI RC-FR SYSTEM

Fair-faced concrete-look coating system

CERAMI RC-FR SYSTEM is a new concrete protection system that restores the texture of fair-faced concrete with a unique foundation coating. Acrylic silicone resin is used for the mid-coat and topcoat (clear) with excellent weather resistance, preventing the neutralization of concrete. In addition, all water-based specification from undercoat to topcoat can be applied with roller, providing excellent on-site workability and safety.

Products guide

CERAMI CRETE SYSTEM

Full water-based fair-faced concrete protection coating system

The system is comprised of newly developed water-based, penetrating, water absorption preventive primer, CERAMI CRETE PRIMER and super durable water-based acrylic silicone resin clear, or super durable, dirt resistant, water-based fluorine resin clear. CERAMI CRETE PRIMER provides water absorption preventive layer and excellent sealing effect. With excellent prevention of water absorption, permeability and weather resistance, the system prevents efflorescence, carbonation, and protects fair-faced concrete under severe conditions over a long period of time.

CERAMI CRETE Si

CERAMI CRETE F-2